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workmanlike

[wurk-muh n-lahyk] /ˈwɜrk mənˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like or befitting a workman.
2.
skillful; well executed:
a workmanlike piece of writing.
Origin of workmanlike
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English werkmanlike. See workman, -like
Related forms
unworkmanlike, adjective
unworkmanly, adjective
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workmanlike

/ˈwɜːkmənˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
appropriate to or befitting a good workman
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Word Origin and History for workmanlike
adj.

"efficient, no-nonsense," 1739, from workman (see work (v.)) + -like.

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